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's right, doing his duty. >>> hello, everyone. don lemon here, top of the hour. you're in the cnn "newsroom." >>> a senior navy s.e.a.l. officer dead in afghanistan. commander job w. price, leader of s.e.a.l. team 4 was found dead yesterday by members of his unit. the initial conclusion is that price committed suicide. the navy's investigating. stay with cnn for more details from our pentagon correspondent in just a minute. >>> more than 100 people were killed in syria today. civilians doing nothing more than waiting in line for bread. witnesses say a syrian military aircraft dropped bombs on this small village and hit a bakery where scores of people were gathered trying to get desperately-needed food. witnesses say the hospitals cannot handle all the casualties. >>> the people of egypt give a thumbs up to a new constitution drawn up by the country's most islamist assembly. this weekend was the second round of a nationwide referendum. the new constitution adjusts the leadership positions and clarifies how the country's laws are made. we'll know the final results in just a few hours. >>> hou
. >> we don't pay you a lot for cnbc contributor, do we -- did we order you to be here? >> i'm contracturally obligated to not specify anything. >> not specify anything? here at 5:30 and all the way to 9:00. >> i knew that there would be trouble this morning. i got myself seated -- >> good. we'll squeeze you for everything you're worth. we needed a big name. >> big name. we got one. >> it day after -- for december 26. >> you're too kind. >> then here you are. >> here he is. >> what did you get? anything good? >> i have -- >> switch, lump of coal? >> he's a hanukkah guy. >> a lump of coal -- yes, but a lump of coal at some point probably worth something. tet rate we're going. >> that's right. you're -- no tree? >> i want a tree, my wife says they're too messy. >> the trees are messy. >> the needs needles -- >> you have the festivus pole. >> grievances -- >> you better go, sorry. >>> let's do the main headlines this morning. of course, there's only one main story this morning. it's a familiar one. the looming fiscal cliff. aides for both parties now saying a partial agreement o
. and then, you know, i don't think we've run this bite enough. >> tim geithner told steve liesman. >> i have it ready. >> that he is we should show it multiple times. >> tt is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely. there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest -- remember, it's only 2%. and all of those americans get a tax cut on the framework of the first $250,000 of their income. >> yeah, yeah, you still get the 250, andrew. they love that. what does oh, absolutely mean, bob? >> maybe it means his favorite movie was "rebel without a cause." >> go the. >> i guess it's letting the other side know you're willing to go eyeball to eyeball with something that is terrible. >> i see both sides pretending to say, yeah, we're doing all we can, but it's almost just like this -- like boehner just said, hey, you guys, you happen, in the democratic-controlled senate, you put a bill together. i'd love to consider it. he can't get his guys to consider a democratic bill. >> as long as they feel like they ca
>> that's not going to stop the pledges. >> what are the pledges? >> promises. >> i don't like to make promises i can't keep. and i really don't want to have any resolutions. >> that's your resolutions. >> don't you have one more thing? >> i'm doing is right now. >> all right. >> all right. you can go on the record and i'm going to be on at 10:00. and greg is going to be on. >> i'm on. >> we are taking whoever is left in the building. [laughter] >> forget it. i have the flu. i'm going home. >> no, you're not. >> yes. >> tune in to see if greg shows up or not, if he's not too squared. chicken! check it out! >> that's it for us on "the five." thanks for watching. hope you had a very merry christmas. see you tomorrow. >>> tonight a new hurdle in the race to avoid the fiscal cliff. the weather. a powerful winter storm blasting the nation as president obama and lawmakers try to get back to washington. >> all eyes turn to plan c. >> i would hope that we would have one last attempt here to do what everyone knows what needs to be done. look at the front page here. it says obama headed
to barbra streisand's website for all things barbra. don't wait so long next time. it took me 47 years to get you in front of me. >> really? >> i'm 47. >> lovely to see you. >> nice to see you. >> the great barbra streisand. >> lovely to see you. the great barbara streisand. >>> hello, i'm don lemon, let's get you up to speed now, a shocking number of dead and wounded today in a small village in syria. look at the street covered with bodies and terrified survivors. witnesses say people were standing in lines for bread when a syrian military jet bombed the bakery where they were waiting. more than 100 people were reported dead. that number may go way up as night goes on. a full report from the region in just a moment here on cnn. >>> nine days left before you face a new year with higher taxes. apparently a fiscal cliff solution is not wrapped up as a gift under your christmas tree. lawmakers are home for the holidays. house speaker john boehner is in ohio, president obama is in his native hawaii. you'll hear about a last ditch effort that may happen after the holiday. that story just a
be under threat. >> eric: the only people upset with this are people who don't own youngs. i have a browning over/under, if you want to know what the business end of it looks like, come through the house. it won't matter if i'm the "new york post" or "new york daily news" or not. people who own guns, publish it. that is the point. this is a safety factor. this house protected by smith and wesen, you mean business. >> kimberly: i have a bumper sticker. >> greg: this reminded me in allentown where you once lived people would put alarm signs on their houses when they didn't have an alarm that used to tick me off because i pay for the alarm. >> andrea: i had a fake car alarm for the car, i couldn't afford the alarm, so i was one of those people. you are a former magazine editor. this is hardly irresponsible. there is a way to do the story like there always is, they could have done it with journalistic integrity, publish the number of people in each town or went town by town. this is basically demonizing the gun owners as well. this is a manhattan based paper. suburb of manhattan. they
. >> not nothing, you just don't do it with strangers. >> i'm happy to make it. absolutely. but here's something for you. you are watching "morning joe." here's what happens. right now it's time for that. take it away. >> aloha, hawaii. the president is on his way back to d.c. where for him it's about playing small ball with most members of congress still in their home district, speaker boehner put that ball in the senate's court. harry reid tossed it right back. are we looking at another lost day in the negotiations? hitching a right on air force one, the new senator from hawaii and it's not what we expected it to be. here we go again. the president in washington and another deadline. secretary geithner warns we will hit the debt ceiling even before we tumble over the fiscal cliff. good morning from washington. it is thursday, december 27th. this is "the daily rundown." i'm luke russert. two days after christmas and washington is back to work trying to harsh out a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the senate will get back from the session after holiday break. the president is expected to arrive b
they verve us. not the other way around. we don't work to make their lives better. they are supposed to make ours better. the operative word here being work. so much doesn't seem to be working though at all inside the beltway. posturing and puffery replace policy and principle. how often did the fiscal cliff even come up during the presidential debate? presumably we could have worked on this problem before now with just a few days left in the year? no wonder so many people are tuning out of politics all together these days because it always seems to be zero some gain with the taxpayers left holding the bag. they are the ones forced to turn over more of their hard earned money to a system that seems utterly incapable of proper management. so thanks, mr. president, for coming back to washington. let's hope it's for real work not just for the show of it. the per pettial razzle dazzle as i like to call it the first lady and the obama daughters, lucky them, are staying on the island, and that's estimated to cost the taxpayers as much as $200,000. apparently president obama's statement that we're
him to invoke federal law in order to invoke a cooling off period. i don't know what the likelihood of that is. i don't know what the president might do. do you think he would -- >> wow. that's a lot of red. >> you step out. you like to step out. you like to make statements, right? >> it's the holidays. >> i'm aware of that. >> you're wearing a red tie today. >> a shirt and a tie. that's usually what i go with, some type of shirt, some type of tie. no bells and whistles. this is your thing. whether you have bracelets -- one of those things is measuring your heart right right now. how is it? >> it's measuring my -- >> your calorie intake? >> my pressure goes up when i'm with you. well, no, this is the jaw bone. >> is it a measure of calories? >> calories, walking, sleeping, rem sleep, how much i shept last night. >> and calories. >> calories. >> if you wore it on your left wrist, would there be less calories, do you know? >> i will test that for you. >> test it out. gasoline prices. you know what i want to ask you? do you employ lobbyists at all? >> no. >> not at all? >> no. >> but w
up at the house of these journalists and i don't know what would they do? what would they do? >> i don't know what they would do? i guess they'd maybe protest. i really don't know what they're going to do. i've had some phone calls that some people want to organize that. i've got really mixed feelings about that right now. >> but in your gut how do you feel? should we just complain about it as you are quite publicly and not show up at the journalists' house to just aggravate the situation even more? >> well that's what it is, then we're just as bad as they are. this is their personal agenda to make this happen, to put our families in harm's way, to go back and give it to them at the same way it's not they're in danger, it's to show how upset we are of what they've done. maybe that's what needs to be done. i'd rather not but i'm not going to stop other gun owners and their frustration in letting the editors know the lack of restraint they had with this particular view of theirs. >> scott surmervil summerville, so much for being with us this this morning. >> thank you. >>> in just an
. will happen tonight to work on a fiscal cliff deal. don't wait for washington to reach a deal by the end of the year. coming up, what you can do right now to minimize the impact on your own bottom line. >>> jessica simpson used the holiday to confirm she is pregnant once again. she tweetd a picture of her 7-month-old daughter maxwell with the words "big sis." >>> in mobile, alabama, for us this morning, jim cantore. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. storm prediction center said we had as many as 34 tornadoes yesterday. average for the month of december is 26. church behind me here heavily damaged, two sections of the roof have been torn off and dropped below. christmas morning, that church was full of people and parishioners attending christmas service. power poles have been taken down as well. the last thing people in mobile expected on christmas day was to be cleaning up after a tornado. >> oh, my god! look at that. >> reporter: this was the scene in downtown mobile, alabama, late tuesday afternoon, a tornado touched down in the city of about 200,000. >> oh, wow! check
connell, get on board, don't try to filibuster. of course they're talking about a bill that had raise capital on couples making more than $250,000 a year, and do a few other nuts and bolts that are deemed the bare minimum that the president wants to see done before we hit january 1st. i've got to tell you, though, getting back to the votes, the votes simply aren't there in the house of representatives for that. they're likely not even there in the senate, so we're back at square one, amazing as it is to say at this point, thomas. >> when we talk about what we know about the president, as we expect him to return to washington landing at andrews air force base, but what more do we know about this phone calls or the phone calls that went out to the four congressional leaders? >> reporter: we know they took place before the president left time with his family before flying back to washington. he should be back here within about an hour from now, weather permitting. he'll be able to take marine one here, but i exchanged e-mails with top aides. they say they're not going to provide any more details
may be worth it in the end. >> as long as you wrap it and don't give it in the plastic bag you got it from shopping in. >> no promises on that front. >>> later this half hour, make or break time for your favorite nfl teams. you know rob is watching all the games. we'll see how the season is shaping up. >> willis, how did the giants do yesterday? how did that game turn out? okay. i'm just curious. i don't hear anything today, willis. >> right, right. >> you're just so quiet. so unlike you today. looking angry. >> it's okay, willis, i'm with you. >> always next season, willis. >>> first, a major cleanup in northern california after a weekend blast of wet weather. dozens of flights were cap seld at bay area airports. >> and the area's famous vineyards under water. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with nor snow expected to blanket the sierra mountains, cars are having trouble just staying on the road. >> the roads were pretty bad. there's definitely going to be chain control for the next two day
>> kimberly: that won't stop the pledges. promises. i don't lick to make promises i can't keep. i don't want to have resolutions. >> andrea: that is your resolution. >> greg: do you have a one more thing? >> kimberly: i'm doing it right now. tonight go on the record. i'm on at 10:00. greg is on. promote him. guest i'm on -- >> greg: i'm on. >> kimberly: we are taking whoever is left in the building. >> greg: i have the flu. i am not going to do -- >> kimberly: see if greg shows up or not. if he's not scared. >> greg: that is it for us on "the five." thank you for watching. hope you had a merry christmas. see you tomorrow. very merry christmas. see you tomorrow. >>> tonight a new hurdle in the race to avoid the fiscal cliff. the weather. a powerful winter storm blasting the nation as president obama and lawmakers try to get back to washington. >> all eyes turn to plan c. >> i would hope that we would have one last attempt here to do what everyone knows what needs to be done. look at the front page here. it says obama headed back to work after short vacation. >> i think the presiden
. thanks for being with me today. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with don lemon. >> you're going to get a lot of comments when it comes to guns, right? >> more than 700 now. >> did you have a good christmas? >> i did, don. thank you. >> merry christmas. >>> i'm don lemon. ashleigh is off today. violent, treacherous storms pounding the eastern u.s. right now. blizzard conditions from southern illinois across ohio and then to the south, heavy rain in the carolinas and virginia. this is on top of yesterday's mayhem which kicked up about 30 tornadoes. >> oh, my god. we need to be. it's right there. >> this ominous sight was videotaped from the interstate near mobile, alabama. the driver wisely stopped and turned around. i want you to listen to the funnel cloud as it approached the city. >> christmas day tornado. going through mobile. oh, my god, look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> look at that. it caused a lot of damage. and knocked out power to more than 20,000 customers. incredibly, no one was killed, although at least two storm-related deaths were reporte
and what he had said during the whole "don't ask, don't tell" fight and things that -- i'm sorry, about the nomination of jim hormel to be ambassador to luxembourg back in the '90s. he said the ambassador was openly aggressively homosexual. hagel took a pummelling for a few hours, few days, then miraculously, there was an apology from chuck hagel. there were phone calls from the white house to gay groups. >> seems to me it shows you the toughest place to be in washington right now is a moderate independent, especially if you're moving forward into the public light. both sides have at you. >> right, both sides. again, as we talk about all the time, the partisan nature of this town and particularly in the house is something that, you know, makes a chuck hagel, makes other people a bit of an endangered species. >> it's wild for all the talk, collective talk about how we want bipartisanship, the minute the leaders move forward they get eviscerated. jonathan capehart, thanks for being on the show, we appreciate it. >>> joining me now to talk about how the fiscal cliff will hurt cities across
lives. may he rest in peace. we'll see you tomorrow. don't forget to check out my blog on the "washington post." now it's time for lawrence o'donnell. have a great night. >>> ovh, i guess it is showtime. i'm actually trying to finish my christmas shopping. a little bit behind, but, you know, on-line shopping, it will get done. plenty of time to do it during the commercial breaks. let's do this show. with only three business days left until we go off the fiscal curb, says the teleprompter, republicans and democrats are exactly where i always thought they would be. not even close to an agreement. >> christmas is over and most people have the day off. >> we have a dysfunctional congress, but the politicians are still pretending to work. >> people don't like congress. >> it is up to the senate to act. >> harry reid is working on legislation. >> harry reid, the congress and the president. >> the president is cutting his hawaii vacation short to deal with the fiscal cliff. >> really, it's kind of like falling down stairs. we have a dysfunctional congress. >> speaker boehner n
on the horizon. >> for the record, i was squinting to see the picture. i cannot tell until i saw the rings. don't go anywhere, saturday news extra is coming up after this. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> as the clock ticks down lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are trying to hammer out a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >> just three days to go, a breakdown of how the negotiations went today and what happens next. >> in washington, there is still hope that a deal could be done to avoid the fiscal cliff. all eyes were on the senate today where negotiators were trading revenue figures to try to reach an agreement all sides can agree with. the baseline for the president and the bipartisan deal would have to extend unemployment benefits that would affect 2 million americans and it would have to increase taxes on the highest income earners. the negotiators will still have to work out where exactly the tax increases would hit and whether they would stop the increase of the estate tax. the president has asked democratic leader harry reid to prepare a
everyone want. >> realistically, i personally i don't think we'll get the big plan in the next six days. be great if we could . >> but this morning, bernie sanders said the blame is with the republicans. >> there's really a great deal of concern that the republican party failed to do anything. that it seems that in the house now boehner has no control over his extreme right wing faction. >>> want to bring in david nakamara and meredith shiner. david, i'll start with you. you know, the president coming back for appearance sake as some might say or, you know, when we look at what he can do tomorrow what might he have in the works here? >> richard, i think to get a look at that, look at friday scaling down the proposal. he said i want a big deal ultimately but before the new year we don't have time and probably going to work with senate -- the senate to sort of come up with a possibly smaller stop gap deal. he wants the tax breaks for those under $250,000 and maybe temporary measures to delay the spending cuts or a stop gap measure to buy time after the new year. >> in addition, as a part
. i don't see myself like that. >> barbra streisand, the way she is, a funny girl. this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> people ask me who i would most like to have on my show as a guest one name pops up in my mind. she's a fabulous actress with a truly iconic voice, a voice that i believe is the greatest there's ever been. she's a humanitarian, a political activist, a wife, a mother, she's a funny girl. she is, of course, barbra streisan i even got the name right. >> did you say bah-bra? >> i said barbra. >> i got the last name right. we had dinner today, and you kept lecturing me. streisand. >> [ english accent ] by god, you've got it. >> i have come from watching your brilliant new movie "guilt trip." the reason why i loved it, it reminded me exactly what it would be like if i went on a road trip with my mother. it's you and seth rogen. you go on this bizarre, crazy road trip together. you're the archetypal jewish momma, and he's the archetypal only son, and chaos ensues. let's watch a clip. >> hey, i'm over here. >> hey, mom. i see you. all of new york sees you. hey, there. hi,
injuries. >> you doughnut -- don't think about tornadoes in winter weather. how unusual is it? >> they're rare but they happen in december. the system was huge. it affected the whole southeast region. what was unique about it, it affected every part of the region differently. some areas were drenched with torrential rain, others with flash floods and powerful winds that skipped across the region. trees and power lines are on the ground leaving debris in the roadway and the stormy conditions as we just heard from maria are continuing, so officials say if you're in one of the impacted states, don't get on the roadways if you don't have to. >> it's good advice. elizabeth, thank you. >>> one man in mobile, alabama was celebrating christmas with his family when the tornado sirens went off. he took his relatives to the school where he's a teacher and they tried to ride out the storm in the fieldhouse but just minutes after they arrived, so did the twister. he says the pressure suddenly went down and everybody's ears began to pop. when it was over, some of the buildings, including his classro
's ran paul country. he is very mindful of that. i don't think he is in a position right now to cut any kind of deal that would invite a problem for himself at home. >> all right. when we hear senator john barosso saying he thinks the president is eager to go over the cliff because it's going to get some some type of political victory, does anybody inside the white house really feel that way that this is, in general, a political victory for the president or democrats in general? >> i do think that people in the white house -- the president's advisors and even the president think they have the upper hand, thomas. polls show that generally speaking, if we do go over the cliff most folks will sort of blame republicans. i think the white house is using that as their lerchlg. i think also, though, when you hear the politicians are saying that the president iseering to go over the cliff, some of that is posturing to maybe put some of the blame back on him. this is something that if the economy starts to suffer on this, people are going to look to blaming each other. i think that it's likely,
are talking about slavery. we are talking about racial disparities. you know, even the academics don't really believe in these compelling interests from an original point of view. that is not really their focus. so why we have these racial disparities? you know? isn't at all because of slavery? well, last year the federal government cannot let it be known. but they came out with the most recent figures great 72.5% of african americans now are born out of wedlock. 72.3%. american indians, 66.2%. latinos, 53.3%. white people, still pretty high, 29.1%. for asian people, it is 17.2%. so in other words, seven out of 10, six out of 10, five out of 10 for blacks and american indians and latinos because they are the so-called underrepresented in minority who get racial preferences. and a two out of 10 people are typically have racial problems. not only in terms of education but in terms of crime and whatever social indicators that you want. now, that is the real problem. of course, that is not going to be fixed by racial preferences. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, roger. now we will hear from a
far today. over the past 48 hours, more than 2,500 flights. authorities say, if you don't have to be out here, stay home and be safe. >> it's not just the snow falling but it's the unseen wind. we had 74-mile-per-hour wind gusts on this storm. strong winds, up to 70 miles per hour, throughout the day. all of america's forecast in about a minute. >>> we saw the snow in washington, d.c. yesterday. that's what president obama will be returning to this morning, cutting his hawaii vacation short because of the looming fiscal cliff deadline. it is now just five days away. is there any movement on either side? how many times can we ask this question of abc chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, joining us this morning. dare i ask, where we stand this morning? >> reporter: good news and bad news. the president's coming back to washington. the senate's coming back. they're ready to strike a deal. the bad news, josh, no progress whatsoever. and in fact, the treasury department said that the government on monday will hit the limit of how much money we can borrow to run the govern
that don't look in favor of gun owners, and may feel threatened. >> how is this for payback? some publicized the home addresses and phone number of the reporter who wrote the piece, along with other journalists at the paper. >> a little payback there. as you saw, you can click on your own neighborhood. this is public information, that is the one thing we should point out. but is it going too far? if you do have a gun, are you letting people know so burglars can come in and steal it? >> there are gangs involved that will stake out people's houses to see how easy it is to break in and get them. i'm just happy i'm not that reporter who did that piece, because that's a tough one. when your home address and all that privacy is violated, that's tough. >> you got to be careful what you do sometimes. >>> some athletes are in the news today. first off, dallas cowboys lineman josh brent has been indicted for intoxication manslaughter. brant is charged in connection with the crash that killed his friend and teammate jerry brown earlier this month. he's free on bond. the maximum sentence for
now with don lemon. hey, don. . >> thank you very much. brooke is off today. a winter storm hammering the northeast with snow, sleet, and high winds after it barbed the south and spawned tornados and more misery. one of the tornados caught on camera. a walgreens in mobile, alabama, a tornado just churned through and josh holman was there when it happened. listen. >> i never have been in a war zone, but i'm sure this is what it looks like. all the stuff that is lifted off the buildings here. there were totes and things left in the trees. i was thankful i was alive. >> taken to carthy airport, a southwest airlines plane with 134 passengers skidded off the runway and luckily no one was hurt. as the snow piles up, thousands of travelers are stranded as flights are canceled and the kids out in the snow seem to be enjoying all of this. we will look at how people are coping and what else is in store. chad? >> wind for the big cities, don. it is going to be just one of the days where the planes can't get out of the way of each other. we will have airport delays at la guardia and jfk and nuke.
, they all had affairs. what do you say to that? >> well, i don't think the idea -- the problem is that general petraeus had an affair. i think the idea and the big problem is that he was director of the cia and he walked into right into one of the most blackmailable situations you can have. it's good the u.s. found out about it before the russians or chinese. it's not that he's a general messing around, and according to the code of the justice that's not allowed. >> teetering on the edge of the fiscal cliff with just 36 days to go until tax increases kick, in the white house and congress are playing a high stakes game of let's make a deal. >> only in america believes there has to be this what i believe to be really farcical now surely -- the nature of the world is very fast moving, america has huge economic problems, heading for another fiscal cliff, everyone laughing at you from afar, the american public sick and tired of all the games going on and there are you, grover norquist, a very bright guy still resolutely saying a pledge is a pledge is a pledge, it cannot be broken wh
of play. you don't have to answer it. the correct answer-- the wave... >> yeah. meredith: is the right--was that one of the ones you were-- >> i was leaning towards stomping feet, and i just figured that was way too obvious, based on my memory of the film. meredith: ok, so it's a good thing that you've jumped over this, but there is a price to be paid. how much money did you forfeit? hopefully not too much. $10,000 behind that question. >> ha ha! i'm still playing. meredith: yes, you are. you are still playing. by jumping the question, you're now 11 away from the million dollars and you are at "double money" at this point. the brand oxo was created after founder sam farber saw his wife, betsey, having difficulty gripping what? cosmetic brushes, office supplies, kitchen tools, golf clubs. you get it right, you double the money behind the question. >> heh heh! just watched a documentswer is c--kitchen t answer is c--kitchen tools. ha ha! meredith: you're gonna double your money. it is kitchen tools. let's see how much money is behind this question. whatever it is, you get twice that amou
but it is just too cold and the power is out and i don't like it when the power is out. >> i'm from iowa originally. i moved here about 30 years ago to get way from this. >> reporter: overnight, winds gusted to hurricane force on the jersey shore. they can't get a break after hurricane sandy. and thunder in new york central park. this weather system has impacted coast-to-coast, either the entire country getting snow, wind or rain or tornadoes. >> a lot of us heard that thunder in new york city. >> over 9300 flights have been cancelled or delayed by the storm and more problems today. erica hill is at laguardia's airport. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. up until 15, 20 minutes ago, there weren't many delays at laguardia. we're just learning there is a delay of an hour for inbound flights because of wind issues. almost 40 flights cancelled at new arc. over 350 flight cancellations so far this morning, most in the northeast, much better than the numbers yesterday where we saw more than 1600 flights cancelled because of this storm. many people are still stranded, trying to get home f
there are crews on the scene already cleaning up and they have a lot of cleanup to do. right now they don't know how much this is going to cost them to fix up. initial reports right now all but one of the portable classrooms completely destroyed, many of these sticks and splinters you see behind me are what they are now. also the roof of the band hall literally picked up and moved. you can see the sky now and as far as the athletic facility several windows have blown out. the school was built back in the 1920s and one of the largest in alabama with 2,000 students. they're in a rush to get everything back open january 3rd. as far as the rest of mobile they saw damage in other areas as far as houses, a church was damaged as well as the infirmary. there are no reports of injuries or anyone killed. reporting live, christina leavenworth, back to you. >> thanks so much. it's the east coast's turn as the heavy snow seen here in seymour, indiana, is expected to make its way to the ohio valley and further east. these are taped pictures but not taken too long ago. you see the reporter there. blizzard warn
have been able to stop him. >> we don't want to turn our schools into dodge cities. >> reporter: at least one school district in new jersey placed armed guards in each school over the governor's objection. >> you don't want to make this an armed camp for kids. i don't think that's a positive example. >> such an interesting debate. you feel like we have to do something to prevent another tragedy like the one we saw in newtown. but folks say you don't want to make campuses feel like police states. and can schools afford these days to put armed patrolman in every campus? or every door and school. you don't know where it's going to go from here. >> most people agree on the idea of high magazine clips. why would you need 50 rounds. but most people agree on new gun control after newtown, gun sales skyrocketing. one store in virginia saying they've been off the charts. they've never seen anything like that before. just within the last week. >> watching the head of the nra give that press conference on friday and subsequent interview over the weekend, he said we're open to all solutions
. the nra is catching heat from all directions. >> i don't think the nra is listening, i don't think they understand. >> georgetown university law professor, david cole on the growing drumbeat against the nra. >>> six days until the price of milk shoots up to $8 a gallon. why house republicans are take ing america to the dairy cliff. >>> and civil liberty groups take on torture in zero dark thirty. >>> if no deal is reached, the nation will go over the fiscal cliff in a little more than five days and house republicans are doing nothing more than posturing. president obama is flying back to washington tonight from his christmas vacation in hawaii to make one last attempt to get a deal before midnight new year's eve. the senate is returning and will be in session tomorrow for the same purpose. senate majority leader harry reid is trying to determine what kind of bill he can get through the senate with limited republican support. meanwhile, governor neil abercrombie of hawaii tonight announced that lieutenant governor brian schatz is as fit to feel the seat of the passed senator daniel
of the tornadoes and the snow today we had a repeat of it. the tornado threat i don't think as big as yesterday but it is still there. further off toward the east as the line right here continues to push off toward the east. it is very unstable ahead of it. i will show you that throeat ina second. the blizzard going on near the ohio and mississippi river right there south of paduka. that's the bulls eye. it will continue to go off to the northeast. anywhere you see this yellow from parts of virginia to central florida could see windy conditions. we could see tornadoes. i think the bullseye of tornadoes is where this moderate risk is across south and north carolina. that will be later on this afternoon. we have blizzard warnings in effect. darker red is blizzards reduce visibility quarter of a mile. 3-6 inches in additional snow around the ped duaducah area. the bullseye will be well over a foot. coastal areas mostly rain. start with a little snow transitioning over to rain. you will be dealing with a lot of snow this evening and all day tomorrow. guys? >> rick, thank you very much. you have bee
. >> thanks, don. >> stories that captured attention this year. crime, politics, money, the most scandalous stories of the year. the top 10 of 2012 tuesday night, christmas night at 7:00 eastern right here on cnn. as i said yesterday, i know you'll like it. i'm anchoring it. that's a joke. don't take me seriously, y'all. it is a good show. i'm don lemon at cnn headquarters in atlanta. see you back here at 10:00 p.m. eastern. "tough decisions," a fareed zakaria special begins in four seconds. >>> the great french writer albert camus said life is a sum of all your choices. we are all defined by the decisions we make every day. we make hundreds of them. paper or plastic, chicken or fish. most are mundane and require little thought, but others are agonizing, often life-altering. then there are the decisions made by leaders. some of which have changed the course of history -- for better and some for worse. july 1776, the american founding fathers' decision to declare independence. january 1863, abraham lincoln's decision to emancipate all persons held as slaves. june 1941, adolph hitler's decisi
the gop is standing up for the rich what the democrats don't understand is that the hostility towards how much washington end spends that this whole discussion of the last six weeks has been about raising taxes on the wealthy. >> let's say we get a deal and it's short-term spending cuts and people don't have someone to blame because we don't go over the cliff, but the markets don't like it the world economy doesn't like it and ultimately our currency becomes in jeopardy as the currency of the world. >> at this point they will blame the republicans. if you can the american people to choose or dig in what they really want is to end the spending more than raising the tacks. they will accept a tax increase on the wealthiest americans. but an even higher percentage support significant spending cuts. and that's not part of the democratic package, so what i'm saying is that both sides here have a problem with the american people, and it's why congress has an 11% job approval rating. gadhafi had an 17% approval rating, and that's from the people he was killing. >>> how ar
.i.t. rom mitt romney? don't bet on it. the angry man or woman in the back row of the tea party, the angry one that stands up and scolds him, you betrayed us, you are one of them. do they want to be the person who voted with the party leadership or worse yet, the democratic president, or the one who voted against all of that and stayed true to the purity of the tea party dogma, no taxes, no deals, no compromises, no nothing, period. this is the wall the tea party have raised up, the wall beyond which people who captured. what they campaigned against was spending money on government, that is what taxes are. got it? and that's hardball for now, thanks for being with us "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, welcome to the ed show. i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. the president cuts his vacation short to come back to washington, d.c., meanwhile, house republicans are literally phoning it in, this is the ed show, and as ed would say, let's get to work. >> this is something within our capacity to solve. it doesn't take that much work, we just have
filmmakers were excited that they could have a female hero, i don't think gender matters here when you are committing war crimes, torture, it doesn't matter what your gender,it matters that you are violating the rules of the united states and seeking to break the minds and bodies of your fellow human beings. >> very well stated. thank you very much. that's "the ed show" i'm michael eric dyson in for ed schultz. "the rachel maddow show starts now. ezra klein is filling in for rachel tonight. >> thank you, michael. thank you to you at home for sticking around for the next hour. rachel has the night off but we have big news out of washington, where nothing is happening. the house is not in session, and as of this moment has no plans to be in session for the end of the year. nothing is stirring, not even harry reid. yes, i'm still in the christmas spirit. the president meanwhile is in hawaii and won't be returning until tomorrow. now, normally nothing happening would not be big news in washington. nothing happening is kind of the status quo in washington. getting nothing done is to our
but it's absolutely going to be a huge fight going forward. >> it it makes it to the floor? >> i don't think it will make it. i think the house republicans, there are not 218 votes as congress stands right now and if president obama wants to engage congress on this, it will be an uphill battle for him. >> let's listen to chuck schumer responding to wayne lapierre's comments on the press. >> i think he's so extreme and so tone deaf that he actually helps the cause of us passing sensible gun legislation in the congress. >> friday's comments, yesterday's interview, what's your thought here? was he handling the sensitivity properly here? >> when the nra entered the fray on friday, they introduced a different topic into the conversation we'd been talking a lot about gun control, mental health issues and here we have a new topic of arming more people in schools. so i think this might be a more divisive part of the conversation and kind of might rile up some democrats to be opposing them. >> jake, you know, lapierre was very clear in his messaging over the weekend as well as on friday and k
's a stunning remark, the money, the time, the scheduling, the scrutiny, the investment. if you don't really want it, why would you jump and devote two years of your life running for the toughest job on the planet? >> i was at the romney headquarters election night and when they learned he wasn't going to be president of the united states, he looked sad. he looked like somebody that really wanted this and it was not going to be. so just seeing the reaction and everything that went to it. and tag said that ann tried to convince him of this, too. >> you have to wonder, did he really not -- he could have made choices and said i'm not going to do it. but you have to wonder did he not want to do it or is this kind of, you know, post election -- like i didn't want it any way. i'm brushing it off. i don't know how to interpret that, but interesting article in "the globe." >>> in other news today, a veteran idaho lawmaker is apologizing after being arrested for dui in washington. virginia police say republican mike crepo had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. >>> former president george h.
to be american, and we don't want it. >> and we don't want to cash in our chips, but that's the final hand. our thanks to all of our guests for being here and to you for watching. on behalf of all the folks at "ac 360" and cnn, i'm tom foreman wishing you all of the best and none of the worst in 2013. x xx x >>> tonight, finding faith and purpose this holiday season. >> there's so much bad news in the world. we need good news. >> america's pastor rick warren joins me. >> people say i fell out of love. that's your choice. >> he talks religion, reason, and what america needs now. >> the good life isn't good enough. what you need is the better life. >> the election, the economy, same-sex marriage and more, to the issues that really matter. >> you know why we have to change the constitution? it was a flawed document. it was made by men. >> what does god mean to you? this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening, and happy holidays and welcome to a special "piers morgan tonight." joining me, one of the most influential spiritual leaders in the world, rick warren. he's america's pastor. we're going
% of christmas gifts will go back on the store shelves. >> i'm returning some things that i don't need. >> reporter: shopper track reported shoppers spent $7.1 billion the day after christmas in 2011. but a recent report says this year's holiday sales are below expected numbers. now retailers hope post- christmas incentives can save the worst holiday shopping in four years. >> the retailers have deals going on in store anywhere from 30 to 60% off so that's amazing savings throughout the mall. and you know, shoppers have some money to spend. gift cards to spend. >> reporter: retailers say they see the boost from procrastinating holiday shoppers and people using those gift cards and exchanges to spend on themselves. >> black friday is our number one shopping day and this is number 2. there's going to be a tremendous amount of people out today looking to get special sales and discounts and to make their exchanges and spend their gift cards. >> reporter: now, according to a 2011 consumer reports poll, one in 7 adults will be exchanging gifts. so there's basically -- they are not alone. the
just has a few d days left to change his mind, but i have to be very honest, mr. president. i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> let me kind of lay out the state of play. i'll try to keep it out as much as possible. this is something everybody is focused on. the ball is in the senate's court right now. so what senator reid, who you saw earlier, and the president, what they are trying to figure out is whether or not they can craft what the president called a scaled-back bill, which is what he campaigned on. raising taxes for everybody making more than $250,000 a year and adding a few other tax-related items in there. maybe spending but it's unclear. the question is whether or not they can put all that together in a way to get enough republican votes in order to pass the senate and then would have to have enough votes to pass the house as well. whether they can do that in the next few days is an open question. >> just procedurally too, that takes time. and congress notoriously moves slowly. one wall street economist suggested, and this caught my attention, bun ji jump of
scenario moving forward. >> i don't think it's a lack of urgency, but a great deal of concern that republican party failed to do anything. it seems that in the house, boehner has no control over his extreme right wing faction. i think the american people are very clear about what they want. what they want is to ask the wealthiest people in the country to pay their fair share of taxes. there was a poll out the other day, 70% of the american people think folks making over $250,000 a year should pay their fair share. they understand that one out of four corporations are paying nothing. the american people are very, very clear throughout this election and in polling as well. do not cut social security, medicare and medicaid. you have the situation with republicans saying hey, we don't think billionaires should pay a nickel more in taxes, but we think there should be cuts in programs impacting working families who are already hurting. that's the problem we have. >> let's talk about one of the programs, unemployment insurance. it seems that the administration believes that it is ver
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